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i hope you made money. be sure to set your vcr to watch us. the willis report is next. >> hello. tonight on "the willis report." three days to go before the first obamacare debt by the white house changes the law again we have the latest in customers are screaming mad target is not doing more to help them after a data preach can consumers be made whole? the second busiest shopping day of the season we will tell you where retailers are doing to get you in their store. we are watching out for you. tonight. "the willis report." gerri: the willis report
your show. your money. your voice. the government is backtracking as if things could not get any more confusing the administration into a changes the rules for consumers yet again days before the big deadline. todd miller at the american enterprise institute joins us now. thank you for being with us. here is what they say if your health care insurance policy was canceled you can claim the hardship exemption not responsible for coming to terms to be the individual mandate. i thought this was the law of and we were all subject to obamacare now the government comes to terms that people cannot sign up for coverage? >> that was yesterday's law it is like the night at the
improv comedy keeps coming on but it is sad the policies are changed and revised i am looking for new announcements for christmas steve will probably have a new health care policy for other aspects. gerri: you're not seriously suggesting we will get more announcements? >> yes. this administration with its approach is like somebody who is behind on a very expensive loan normally the loan shark cuts of the thinkers a of the toes but the administration does it is self with those provisions that are no longer workable. gerri: so it is too late to but this idea the fantasy that somehow the obama will follow its own way?
i don't see that. >> correct. >> this is what hhs said. >> of the consumer believes the plan option is more expensive the and the canceled health insurance policy they could be eligible for catastrophic coverage for the hardship exemption. that is more expensive than obamacare coverage? really? >> it could be. the actual premiums would be loaded if they of the fully loaded policies you will not get any subsidies for the catastrophic coverage even if you bought it through the change. that is the difference from net cost but this backtracks that the coverage scheme, regulation, subsidies are not working and for the people who work their way through the web site
they are told thank you very much that we will let you off the hook. that is a bet -- a bad headline. gerri: listening to what the president said. >> the basic structure of the law is working. you still have to laypeople that signed up those that rolled through in the first three weeks of december alone. gerri: what? really? i don't think that is true? >> note. they're all kinds of fake numbers the 2 million came from adding medicaid some could be bag and tank to work out the details later it is fuzzy for those who
had gotten through these applications. remember last week's rule was you did not have to pay for this insurance they will now cover you for a period of time but we will make it up later. these are people who did not complete the process but it is better on the state exchanges. gerri: we are running a list of delays. 24 that is what we calculated. 24 changes. that was to be the perfect solution cut the costing keep your doctor the world is your oyster now more people have lost insurance coverage take a look at these numbers. 365,000 cancellations cancellations, nearly 6 million. i see this as a tragedy for
the american people. >> it is an embarrassment. we cannot just make things up but it turns out that is what goes on. gerri: i agree. looking for word i am afraid to say 2014 will be its own problem looking for those who provide coverage it is more expensive and they get less options? >> not only led be higher or your doctor is not in the network and the first month in particular is a nightmare for matching up as opposed to what the paper work shows and who is holding the bag what is not regular reimbursement. >> that is scary. people are going to the doctor or dead hospital to
find out you don't have coverage. thank you for coming on. it is a pleasure to see you. merry christmas. >> un tell the next surprise >> we will have you back. now end exclusive update. target response to the willis report on the fallout of millions of customers impacted by that date a breach. we have co-founder and chairman of identity theft 911. great to have you. 40 million americans in the cross hairs facing what could be a financial loss or identity theft we don't know. what do you make of it? >> el link him breath is still unknown. we just know they found out out, it wws revealed by some of the processors.
some people were notified by credit-card companies, a target made a statement we still try to gather the full dimensions but it is pretty serious. gerri: we go to night mentioning security, of the numbers that were stolen debit and credit card numbers are out there sold by criminals and to other criminals. maybe were shopping at target on black friday value reformation is sold at 20 or 100 bucks per piece for your information right here probably russian criminals buying your information on the black market is a tragedy. people pass this off as just another blow up. i believe targets >> they are fighting the uphill battle and by the way
>> uphill battle? what did they do? where is the ceo? they put out some p.r. releases but will not pick up the phone how many tweets or facebook post from people who sat on the phone trying to talk to somebody from target nobody gets on the phone with them? >> it is outrageous thhre is a flaw someone managed to exploit that as people were exploiting debit cards and credit cards now they have announced today there'll be free credit monitoring. gerri: that is not a comfort. the information has already been stolen now you tell me you offer free credit
monitoring? now they say if you have a loss they will make you whole but you may not know for awhile. maybe it happens down the road. >> one of the things that is important people have to look at credit accounts and they count on a daily basis. they should do this anyway. to make sure every transaction they see is there's. people may want to replace their cards this could be part of their buying pattern people also have to remember gerri: but you cannot find or fall on consumers shoulders it just is not good enough. i want you to hear from the people trying to get target to respond.
>> are you kidding me? after 48 minutes on hold been a busy signal and the call is dropped. completely unacceptable. >> white you cancel everyone's card and reissued to everyone since none of us can get through? people would be grateful for the pro-active nature. >> target needs to do more to protect its customers data to restore confidence how come it has not gotten ahead of the news? but 22 days between the time the rip-off started in the date they said something apparently reporters were calling them from all over the country they did not say anything they let people use the credit cards and put themselves at risk. why?
trying to uphold their good name during the season? crazy. >> there are situations where of a data em preach you hear the alarm sometimes they cannot be discovered right to way. sometimes law enforcement investigates and they tell the target they dealt with their release that does not excuse the problem. gerri: target did not even find out first. they had to be told by other people in the industry. this is not a problem on the web but in the real world that they were not able to handle now 40 million americans, who knows? will they be ripped off?
will they have their identity stolen? we have radio silence. >> we don't know so far target maintains the pin number for the debit card has not been compromised. if they are you have another set of problems because it is one thing for someone to use your debit card for a specific transaction it is another thing if it is used anti-atm machine. gerri: that was the good news the stolen. >> but the biggest problem it is not the first. i a -- it will not be the last the business community does not take this as seriously as they should. breach after breaching an issue after issue. and what they need to protect themselves and they
don't create systems that respondent to people when there is a breach to make sure they are taken care of. gerri: i agree. we running out of time. think you for coming. we appreciate it. thing gives you still have time to give an end more on a massive story from a target as lawsuits kyle in against the discount retailer. should they be held liable? my customers can shop around--
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but the credit card is paid via -- by the company. gerri: 22 days? reporters were calling them but they heard nothing spinet they had still have full disclosure with data reach where once they know that they are to do it immediately. >> that was reasonable to do the own internal investigation also t. j. max gerri: this is a different case real world theft not online. >> but these magnetic cards in existence for ever. he would think with this particular point the point i try to make is that aspect
has had stakes in other situations there is settlements because this offer issues are known. these are not new problems. >> i gave you that but with dollars and cents in front of a jury or judge for damages you really have damages when everything is paid for? >> that is a problem. >> but the person in the street yes the fraudulent charges may be paid by somebody ails the late payment fees what about overdraft protection or identity theft? >> i agree with all of that. >> i completely agree but in the court of loss. -- court of law. i agree. i love to shop there but now claims scared. but they say we take care of all of that then there is nothing to argue about.
>> but they don't. >> they will. >> other retailers there was $7 million worth of damages with 40,000 class members they got what it is $75 each gerri: the reality is this is unacceptable thhs is their responsibility. let's talk about this what is valuable? is that the inventory? the stores or real estate? >> than they are not protecting that they have our information stolen. >> but the problem is in a court of law at what happened. >> but this period was during the black friday period. they tried to patronize the
stores now they get this? >> no target tells people to go out and cancel the card in the middle of the holiday season before the biggest shopping day of the is ludicrous. >> now it is a real problem. >> elevate it out in front of it? they should have done it two weeks ago. >> would get the statues they will not be held accountable in a court. >> there is already a lawsuit in california. it is unfortunate we don't have a federal statute. >> so it was meaningful to the company but not the consumers. >> but the consumer is capped. >> it could be a tiny amount we will pay you back. gerri: why isn't the ceo talking about this?
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gerri: the clock is ticking as americans wait until the last minute to finish shopping habit you find the best cadging a gift? visiting "consumer reports" testing center. the holiday season people are not done. >> as of early december only one-third have started so lot of the stores there will be marathon shopping. gerri: believe fell hardest for the last. >> spouses, a significant others children never to m3 but who's to the most regally kids with 39 percent of those surveyed in
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who's fully invested in you. wells fargo advisors. together we'll go far. gerri: the christmas season of midtown retailers pulling out all the stops to open their wallets will this work ? here today if we have a personal finance expert. what are they doing? any other discounts? >> probably as good if not better. with the little electronic pet? [laughter] 3999. you will see good promotions across the board then the extended hours. gerri: we have a good graphic tell us about the
marathon retailer. >> around the clock they will be open crazy kohl's, a macy's, a toys r us some going over 100 hours consecutively to bring in traffic is crazy. and some are extending free shipping as late as the 23rd with free shipping or expedited shipping. gerri: value? >> they guarantee. is crazy a phenomenal number because they know that people are shopping online and waiting and procrastinating. gerri: they're up against problems a shorter holiday. >> losing 1.5 billion because of that. gerri: retailers have been so aggressive but what is interesting is they don't get the sales they expected
even with this craziness. >> table get some traffic the days ahead are the busiest shopping days as we go into next week it gets busy and saturday, but tomorrow is generally very busy so i think they will get the traffic but overall sales will be up three or 4% which is okay. you think it would be better >> with said gdp report he would think people would be more extended. >> that they are tired of the discounts. >> they are used to free shipping something exclusive something not going out to
every tom dick and harry we are provided with text messages total craziness. gerri: get a less than stick to window go further. americans were criticized for consumer oriented to buy the new stuff are they over that? >> they do but they buy a lot of junk showing a lot of people to have these budgets but they're worried they cannot keep the budgets of 59 percent say they're more likely to vote that specifically those to go in there to spend the money like no tomorrow because they need more stocking stuffers.
gerri: we want to ask about reid shifting there's a poll that shows it is okay. do you go along with that? >> i agree but you have to do with the right way. i got a blue sweater was not my color but i knew it is exactly what he wanted and your size i baby gift it. i would take it. >> i think it is perfectly fine and has become more acceptable. bore people do at. gerri: merry christmas. here is a question to you reid gift? i will share the results since most americans do what are the most common and gives? number five is jewelry. year old stuff is just
vintage the picture frames. swap out the smiling faces. number three gift baskets. make sure the items have not gone bad first. [laughter] number two housewares. coffee makers, blunders, and the number one goes to be gifted item is clothing. i am shocked. but then they see you did not wear it to. always remember the cardinal rule is remembered you gave it to you in the first place. when we come back advice on the best retirement option and to the important steps to take this week to make the pavement of filing your taxes of little less. ♪
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rates for us and them -- now that's progressive. call or click today. gerri: you may have to wait longer to get your refund check the government shut down interrupted the tasks to update the processing systems so they have to start processing returns january 31st 10 days later than normal. great to have been on the set. people are a fan of the refund although i am not but they rely on the many the earlier the deadlock -- the better. >> unfortunately these people will have to wait it affects those that most needed the money.
they live paycheck to paycceck but those that file pay down holiday bills or essentials purchases. it is unfortunate but this if you use tax software to file your return you can start filing electronically through jittery second. we will hold the return and tell the irs opens the doors then they will transmit and it will be first in line to get the refund. gerri: h&r block is doing that same thing but i do see people out there those who tend to be wealthier but you can do things right now to reduce the tax bill. what you think?
>> taxpayers will see sticker shock but this is a great time to look at your donations not only cash but furniture and toys can be written off on the tax return to the extent that you value those. >> at the devil is with the details. backs of your retirement the payment. whether the i.r.a. or the 401k plan invested in your future through your retirement plan is a great tax savings moved. gerri: this education savings is a good thing to reduce. >> everyone really college, which is very expensive.
it does provide tax benefits not only college expenses so don't overlook that but these education benefits kim / that. gerri: i like playing with pretax dollars. if you get a bonus don't take it on christmas day. wait until to refers to to push it into the next year. >> is a with deductions move those in to a 2013 for the immediate benefit. gerri: a lot of changes coming. thank you for coming on. merry christmas. for more last-minute tips to and on wednesday, a christmas day user's guide to taxes everything you need to know not all 401k
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this is fascinating because you have so much data at your fingertips with 401k. let's talk about how you come up with this list to help us know how the for a 1k plan is good. >> this is not a political contest your survey. be actually grabbed the fed to statements for each plan and we do a lot of processing in putting into quantitative scoring model in trying to determine which plan will get you to retire but faster. gerri: what kinds of things you consider? is it the options it? we back the number one thing is how much money actually goes into the planet your behalf with your deferral or that your company puts in for you for the match.
fees, quality of deduction and options you have a good option? real-estate? bond? small-cap? how long does it take to you to get the match. gerri: you have put it to gather. but now look at the number of wind 401k plan in the country is the nfl career savings plan. how did that happen? >> they're highly paid when you see a very distinct employees that oftentimes the company is is a device to contribute more on behalf of those employees because they do not want to lose them. in this case. gerri: and united airlines pilots are southwest pilots that are well paid have good
compensation of packages what was the savings plan and saudi arabia of oil? that was another plan that was incredibly generous. they just love the company because they say it does a lot including putting a ton of money in that has been on the list i think every year since we started five years ago. then they decided to be so generous. %-those other plants.ut was there any surprises of companies that you expected to have good plans but were not so generous? >> i have been watching apple for several years it is a great company if you just held the stock for yourself you made money but the benefit will come in the form of other things outside of the retirement plan
relative to google's or i am it is just not that generous gerri: that is fascinating. wide you go to the trouble? >> our mission statement is about providing retirement security to the work force and providing transparency. it incentivizes whether the cfo or the plan sponsor for the company like schwab who is of low cost index for the market pixel whole market better. gerri: fascinating. is a great coach check out the web site. we will be right back with the user to the question of the day. to you re-gift?yep. stay with us. with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate.
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people say it is okay to every audi do that? here is what some of your posting on my facebook page. i've done it. it is thh thought that counts. jack rights, normally i have no problem with it, but everyone should be reminded to always practice safe we give in. that means be discreet. we also asked the question on gerriwillis.com. 33% said yes, 37 percent of you say don't do that to me. here are some of your e-mails. in response to your question of whether the government should provide job equality or equality of opportunity, the government has no constitutional business guaranteeing any sort of jobs. give men need only get out of the way in a business to provide all the jobs. jim from indiana says it cannot guarantee equal results. the best that we can do is to guarantee an equal opportunity. the results lie in the hands of the individual. agree, jim. and rant from wisconsin agrees, it is not the government's job
to make sure everything is fair. life is not fair. having a skill set or knowledge enshrined productive results for your employer will get you ahead in this country. lincoln said, you cannot lift up the wage earner by bringing down the wage payer. we love hearing from you. send me any member. get to gerriwillis.com. consumers get the short end of the stick all too often, and so it is with the target breach of security. as we have been saying, 40 million americans have been exposed to identity theft and financial losses. consumers on the high. while targets says customers won't pay for losses, what about the people lose the peace of mind or are forced to cancel cards during the holiday season. for its part, target could have done a better job protecting yes. the company 20 days to make public the breach. their response after the announcement was subpar. waited and waited and did not get a response. the company cl talks directly to the public.
come on and say something. consider this an invitation to come on "the willis report". that's my "2 cents more." and that's it for tonight on "the willis report." thank you for joining us. have a great night. as a you right back here monday. ♪ ♪ lou: president obama holds his end of the year news conference and gives the white house press corps several contradictory accountings of the number of successful obamacare enrollees. none of which have been confirmed by the department of health and human services, nor anyone else for that matter but, hey, it's the holidays. merry christmas, everybody. i'm lou dobbs. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. obviously weary, tired president earlier today delivered at least six different numbers of how many americans have successfully enrolled in obamacare.